Parents, today your child learned about Paul’s first missionary journey. After learning and teaching in Damascus, Jerusalem, and Antioch, Paul and Barnabas were commissioned to go and tell. People today should tell the world about Jesus. Does your family tell others about Jesus?
For the last week of July we find our Weekly Bible Verse, the same as our Unit Verse, reminding us of our Life Point – “People should tell the world about Jesus.”
Take it Further: Check out the “Paul’s First Journey” section of the Bible Studies for Life: Kids Family App. We offer a fun interactive way for your child to learn more about each lesson through games and activities on our FREE app.
“But oh how the ends of this earth include the house next door, the Hollywood gated communities, sky-scraping offices we work in, theatre districts, boardwalks, five-star hotels, low-income housing, and everything in between.” Kelly Minter give us tools for “Sharing the Gospel in Your Community” and you will “see how sharing the gospel in your community will crawl into every crevice of your life and faith.” https://www.lifeway.com/en/articles/all-things-new-sharing-the-gospel-in-your-community
Have you ever been on a mission trip out of the country? Are you planning on participating in one this summer? What about just taking your family to the local soup kitchen to start serving your community together? Learn our Mark 16:15 together on the ride there.
Whether we attend to every detail of an assignment or prefer to “fly by the seat of our pants,” we would do well to evaluate our plans. Is this the most effective way I can carry out this task? After praying about the situation in Jerusalem, Nehemiah devised a plan for accomplishing the work before him. And, as he planned, he bathed those plans in prayerful dependence on God. Nehemiah’s example gives us a strategy for our own acts of service.